ROLI Blocks Songmaker Kit Studio Edition

Combines 3 Intuitive ROLI Products

Includes A Selection of Software!
Written by

Will Brook-Jones

The Songmaker Kit Studio Edition is the all-in-one creative solution for producers. Mould highly detailed, varied tracks using a combination of award-winning gear – enhancing your pieces with a selection of powerful and versatile software. Fully compatible with the leading DAW’s and software suites, you’ll be delivering supreme sounding sonics in no time at all!

Introducing Songmaker Kit Studio Edition

Creative Combo

Right out of the box, you’ve got some of the best controllers available to you on the market. The Songmaker kit brings together the Seaboard Block Studio, Lightpad Block Studio and the Live Block, resulting in a seriously brilliant set of equipment. Everything required for premium sounding productions is here.

The Seaboard Block Studio Edition offers you an exciting alternative to the traditional keyboard, boasting unrivalled expression and responsiveness – all housed within impressively compact dimensions. The Lightpad Block is a revolutionary drum-pad, letting you manipulate and build percussive tracks using just your finger. The Live Block improves your overall workflow and ensures you can access ROLI Studio parameters at the press of a button.

Modular Mix-Up

Having access to all of these contrasting Blocks means one thing: more options. The intuitive magnetic connectors mean you can connect even more Blocks, or take your kit apart and just play single pieces. Changing your configuration can be done extremely quickly too; whatever setup you want to use, take charge and swap parts in and out as you see fit.

Alternate Dimensions

Boasting soft, highly playable, touch-responsive surfaces, this kit is an absolute joy to play. You can quickly make and alter unique, varied sounds in seconds using a range of intuitive controls. Strike to sound a single note; glide your fingers to bend the pitch; slide up and down for modulation; press and hold to add more depth to a sound; lift your fingertips and increase or decrease the level of resonance.

Software Selection

A range of powerful and smart software has been included to really enhance your productions and increase the kits versatility. ROLI Studio (split into 2 plugins – ROLI Studio Drums and ROLI Studio Player) packs together pioneering tools, easy-to-read interfaces, intriguing effects and 500 plus sounds (alongside 300+ MPE variants) into one streamlined package.

ROLI Studio drums is a world-first MPE (MIDI polyphonic expression) plugin which revolutionises the way that you program your beats. An in-depth, but easy to master system known as 5D touch allows you to warp and manipulate drum sounds to your hearts content; you can even apply and adjust up to 4 audio effects at the same time.

On the other hand, ROLI Studio Player is made for melodies. Add texture and detail to your drum tracks with premium melodic tones. There’s over 200 acoustic, synth and hybrid-acoustic presets for you to explore and experiment with here. That’s not to mention the inclusion of Tracktion Waveform 8, Max MSP, Strobe2 and more!  

You’ll be composing and producing more efficiently and effectively too. ROLI Studio provides smart chords (suggesting which chord to select after each note you perform), a multi-layered arpeggiator (producing rhythms with 3 arp layers) and effects/macros (ensuring you can tweak your sound in real-time).


  • A combination of 3 pieces of equipment (the Seaboard Block, Lightpad Block and Live Block) offer contrasting production benefits.
  • Expand your playing surface, joining together with further compatible ROLI blocks using the magnetic connectors. 
  • A sleek and stylish protective snapcase holds the kit together, allowing you to safely transport your gear.
  • Contains smart tools for making track creation both faster and more efficient.
  • ROLI Studio contains hundreds of high-quality MPE sounds, including acoustic, synth and hybrid-acoustic presets when using ROLI Studio Player.
  • 5D Touch Tech encourages dynamic sound shaping.
  • Compatible with the most popular DAW’s and plugin suites.
  • Built for both studio production and live performances.


  • Battery Powered
  • Complete MIDI Compatibility over both USB & Bluetooth LE
  • USB-C Port
  • MIDI Out & Power
  • Includes the Seaboard Block Studio Edition, Lightpad M Studio Edition, Live Block, Protective Snapcase, USB-C to USB-A Cable, a Quick Start Guide and a One Year Full Warranty

Software Included

  • ROLI Connect: manage your blocks, download software suite etc.
  • ROLI Dashboard: configure blocks to suit your workflow and control both plugins and DAW’s.
  • Max MSP 8 (Free Six-Month Trial): powerful plug-in development.
  • Strobe2 Full: contains 1100+ synth sounds and an analogue modelling engine to build your own.
  • ROLI Studio (Including ROLI Studio Player & ROLI Studio Drums)
  • Tracktion Waveform 8: a DAW designed especially for MPE productions. Perform and edit alongside your Songmaker Kit.
  • Ableton Live Lite 9: use your kit as a controller for this popular DAW.
  • Equator Player: a highly respected MPE synth designed by ROLI.
  • Cypher2 Player

Mobile/Tablet Requirements

  • Google Pixel/Pixel 2 (Limited Support)
  • iPhone 6 or Newer
  • iPad Mini 4 or Newer
  • iPad Air 2 or Newer
  • iPad Pro (12.9", 10.5" or 9.7")
  • iOS 9.0 or Higher
  • Please Note – ROLI Studio is Only Available on Desktop

Desktop Requirements

  • 2GB of Hard Drive Space
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB Recommended)
  • Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz+
  • Windows 10 / Mac OSX 10.12+
  • Please Note – An Internet Connection is Needed to Download & Register Your Software
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